Industry Minister in Ankara for Erdogan’s Inauguration

Industry Minister in Ankara for   Erdogan’s InaugurationIndustry Minister in Ankara for   Erdogan’s Inauguration

Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari arrived in Ankara on Monday to attend the inaugural of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan’s victory in the election (June 24) was confirmed by the country’s electoral board and he will be sworn in as the new president in the parliament. Later he will host foreign guests from 50 countries attending his inauguration ceremony, IRNA reported. The executive system of Turkey’s government officially made  the transition from parliamentary rule to a presidential system on Monday. The new system was put to a referendum last year. Under the new system, 64-year-old Erdogan will lead the state’s executive branch and have the right to appoint and remove vice-presidents, a newly introduced position, as well as ministers, high-level officials and senior judges - without parliamentary approval. Erdogan was to name his cabinet at a press conference later on Monday. Erdogan previously said that there will not be any members or parliamentarians of his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in the new cabinet, hinting that it will be made up of ex-politicians and bureaucrats.

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